Protecting Healthcare: An Immune System for Cyber Defense
The 2017 WannaCry global ransomware attack was a wake-up call for all industries - especially healthcare. Over the past several years, the healthcare industry has become heavily targeted by cyberattackers because patient records are a treasure trove of valuable information that remains valid for years. But beyond being an attractive target, the healthcare industry has been characterized by an increasingly complex business landscape - fueled, in part, by connected medical devices and digital records, combined with an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape. This session reviews how artificial intelligence algorithms are being used to help systems learn the "self" of an organization by building a "pattern of life" for every device, user and network. It's called Enterprise Immune System technology, and it's being used to detect and respond to emerging threats as they arise, regardless of the threat vector - without rules, signatures or prior assumptions about what "bad" is.